MONTHLY WALK ROUND-UP
THE WALKS LISTED ARE PROPOSED, BUT NOT AUTHORIZED, DEPENDING
ON STATE AND LOCAL GUIDELINES. A WALKABLAST WILL BE SENT
ANNOUNCING WHEN WALKS MAY OFFICIALLY RESUME.
THURSDAY, JULY 2
SUNRISE SERIES: MISSION HILLS. Enjoy the beautiful yards and views from one of San Diego’s oldest neighborhoods, home to Mission Hills Historic District. We’ll see if we can spot the architectural styles located there: Bungalows, Craftsman, Prairie School, Mission Revival, Spanish Revival, and Colonial Revival This is a moderate 1-hour walk on mostly flat terrain, but there are also options for some outstanding hills (views towards the San Diego Airport and also Mission Valley. Discover what is new and old, what is being remodeled and renovated and just enjoy being in one of San Diego’s oldest neighborhoods. Meet Connie at Goldfinch St. and Fort Stockton Dr., which is 1 block north of West Washington St. Optional breakfast afterward. Connie V. (619) 477 8628.
SHELTER ISLAND WALK & TALK. Join Rob, Elaine, Janet or Kathy B. for a beautiful walk from the Bali Hai to the Japanese Friendship Bell and back on flat sidewalks (about 2.5 miles round trip; 60+ minutes including pit stop). Breathe delicious ocean air and enjoy dynamic bay and city views from ships to sea lions. Meet new friends to the right of the Bali Hai by the lamp post and hand rails, where we will stretch for a few minutes. Ample free parking. If you’re late, drive down the island and join us along the way. Take the #28 bus and walk approximately 3 blocks to the Bali Hai. Optional eats afterward. Heavy rain cancels. Park as usual. Pace: casual+. Sally R. (619) 222-3800.
FRIDAY, JULY 3
(FIRST FRIDAY) 7:00 pm SUNSET CLIFFS VIEWS. We will finish our one hour walk as the sun sets. No walking in the dark. Due to COVID-19, we may walk the residential streets and will enjoy this picturesque neighborhood and spectacular views. Meet at Sunset Cliffs Blvd. & Point Loma Ave. (not West Point Loma Blvd.) in Ocean Beach. This walk will be AT YOU OWN PACE. You may walk at whatever pace you prefer. We will walk south for 30 minutes and return and meet everyone one hour later for the best sunset view in San Diego. Stan F. (619) 222-3447.
SUNDAY, JULY 5
BREAKFAST SPECIAL: SHELTER ISLAND. Let’s take a casual to moderate walk along this beautiful, mostly flat area by the bay where there are many beautiful homes. Then back to optional breakfast. Meet at meterless spaces in the parking lot at Anchorage Ln. and Canon St. (one block south of Shelter Island Dr). Edie A. email@example.com. (619) 313 7818.
MONDAY, JULY 6
SUNRISE SERIES: PACIFIC BEACH BOARDWALK. Let’s take a moderate 1-hour walk on flat terrain and enjoy the fresh air, early morning breeze and beautiful sunrise where we can look forward to good company, chatting and an optional breakfast afterward. Meet at the Crystal Pier at the west end of Garnet Ave. Bring money for optional breakfast. John and Marilyn (619) 840-5544.
HISTORIC LA PLAYA TRAIL. Join leader Rob as we follow a leg of the historic La Playa Trail along shoreline past yacht clubs, amazing homes and award winning gardens. Meet at the trail marker by the bay at the intersection of Talbot Street and Anchorage Lane, 2800 Talbot Street, an area which was the site of a Chinese junk shipbuilding village until the Chinese Exclusion Act. We will follow the ancient Kumeyaay path that became the oldest commercial trail in the Western United States, used by fur traders, whalers and fishermen to transport cargo from Ballast Point to Old Town and beyond. The casual+ pace is on a flat dirt trail for approx. 2.4 miles RT and 75 minutes. Street parking; observe signage. Optional eats after; heavy rain cancels; park as usual, served by bus #28. Sally R. (619) 222- 3800. Repeats every other week.
TUESDAY, JULY 7
LIBERTY STATION/OLD SAN DIEGO RIVER REMNANT WALK. Meet up with Rob K. at the USS Recruit aka the USS NeverSail (Naval recruit training vessel) for basically an hour walk along the river to the end and back. Casual+ pace on sidewalk or dirt path, your choice. Pass by gardens including the Hugh Story Rose Garden, tributes to sunken submarines and more. Rob counted 101 squirrels on a recent return leg of the walk. Enter Liberty Station from Harbor Drive. Ample free parking by the NeverSail. Optional lunch or coffee after. Repeats weekly. Rob K. at (619) 972-2819 or Sally R. at (619) 222-3800.
THURSDAY, JULY 9
SUNRISE SERIES: BY THE RIVER AT LIBERTY STATION. Join Edie for a moderate, 1-hour walk on mostly paved, level paths. We’ll meet in the parking area near the river at the south end of Womble St. From the south, take I-5 to the Pacific Hwy. exit, veer to the left onto Barnett Ave., turn left into Liberty Station, turn left at Womble St. From the north or east, take the Rosecrans St. exit, proceed several miles until you see Vons on your left – Womble St. is the next left turn. Optional breakfast follows. Edie A. firstname.lastname@example.org. (619) 313-7818.
SUNDAY, JULY 12
BREAKFAST SPECIAL: BALBOA PARK. The park is beautiful year round, with many paths to explore at your own pace. Eating and chatting afterward is optional but great fun. Meet at the carousel on Park Blvd. at Zoo Pl. Edie A. edier@cox. net. (619) 313-7818.
MONDAY, JULY 13
SUNRISE SERIES: NATIONAL CITY MARINA SWEETWATER RIVER/PEPPER PARK. For those of you, who don’t normally come to National City; join me in my hometown to see what’s happening at the National City Marina. National City, the 2nd oldest city in San Diego County (incorporated September 17, 1887) is noted for historic buildings, with four on the National Registry of Historic Places. Today we’ll visit the Santa Fe Depot and Railcar Plaza. We’ll check out the boat slips, explore part of pedestrian/bike corridor by the Sweetwater River, wander to Pepper Park to see if any ships are delivering cars or lumber and maybe get a look at the Ospreys nesting nearby on this flat, moderate 1-hour walk. Take the I-5 south to the Mile-of-Cars Way/Bay Marina Drive exit, turn right (west at the stop sign, then turn left into the parking located near the Best Western Hotel. Bring money for optional breakfast afterwards. Connie V. 619-477-8628.
AMERICA’S CUP HARBOR. Join leader Rob as we walk around America’s Cup Harbor on sidewalks to admire what’s new in the marina from bayside restaurants to a new brewery, gelato/coffee shop, deluxe condos and new docks, with lots of construction and MORE. The casual+ pace walks on flat paved surfaces and are approximately 2.5 miles each for about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Fun, friendly group. Optional eats afterward. Meet to the right of the front door of the Bali Hai. Ample free parking; Served by #28 Bus and walk 3 blocks. Heavy rain cancels. Park as usual. Sally R. (619) 222- 3800. Repeats every other week.
TUESDAY, JULY 14
THURSDAY, JULY 16
SUNRISE SERIES: LAKE MURRAY. Walk at your own pace for 1 hour on a mostly flat path around the lake. Drive through the main entrance to Lake Murray at the end of Kiowa Dr. off Lake Murray Blvd. Meet in the main parking lot at 5185 Waring Rd. off of I-8. Betty (858) 248-3782.
FRIDAY, JULY 17
(THIRD FRIDAY) 7:00 pm SUNSET CLIFFS VIEWS. We will finish our one hour walk as the sun sets. No walking in the dark. Due to COVID-19, we may walk the residential streets and will enjoy this picturesque neighborhood and spectacular views. Meet at Sunset Cliffs Blvd. & Point Loma Ave. (not West Point Loma Blvd.) in Ocean Beach. This walk will be AT YOU OWN PACE. You may walk at whatever pace you prefer. We will walk south for 30 minutes and return and meet everyone one hour later for the best sunset view in San Diego. Stan F (619) 222-3447.
SUNDAY, JULY 19
BREAKFAST SPECIAL: OCEAN BEACH. Let’s see what the fishermen are catching on the Ocean Beach pier, and if the surfers are having any luck in catching waves below. We’ll walk the pier and the neighborhood to check what is going on and then have a Sunday breakfast at a near by restaurant. So join us for fresh ocean breezes and lots of laughs to start your day. Meet across the street from the old Strand Theatre on Newport Blvd. Edie A. email@example.com. (619) 313-7818.
MONDAY, JULY 20
SUNRISE SERIES: LAKE MURRAY. Walk at your own pace for 1 hour on a mostly flat path around the lake. Drive through the main entrance to Lake Murray at the end of Kiowa Dr. off Lake Murray Blvd. Meet in the main parking lot at 5185 Waring Rd. off of I-8. Marlene (619) 692 3020.
HISTORIC LA PLAYA TRAIL. See Monday, July 6 for details.
TUESDAY, JULY 21
PT. LOMA PROMENADE AND HOME TOUR. Nestled among the beautiful homes ranging in style from Colonial to Mediterranean to Art Deco is an incredible geodesic dome house called “The Greenest Home in San Diego”, and the owner/designer will treat us to a tour. Meet at Chatsworth Blvd. and Plumosa Drive for a casual-to-moderate, 1.5 hour walk, which will include some hills. Bus #923 stops at Chatsworth Blvd. and Tennyson Street. Evelyn K. 619 461-6095.
THURSDAY, JULY 23
SUNRISE SERIES: SOUTH SHORE. We’ll meet at the South Shores Boat Launch just east of Sea World on Mission Bay. We’ll check out the wildlife, crew rowing and perhaps see some of the remote controlled airplanes of the Silent Electric Flyers of San Diego. We’ll also be able to see the latest thrill rides at SeaWorld; they make quite a statement to the skyline. Take I-5 to Sea World Dr. and go west to the South Shores Boat Launch Ramp area. Watch for the sign, it is not very prominent. We’ll meet at the restrooms at the boat launch. Optional breakfast follows this moderate, flat 1-hour walk. Connie V. (619) 477-8628.
SUNDAY, JULY 26
BREAKFAST SPECIAL: PACIFIC BEACH. Before the crowds arrive, walking along the ocean in Pacific Beach can be delightful. We’ll admire the waves on a flat walk at your own speed and then return by the same route. Meet at the end of Garnet where the pier begins. Optional breakfast follows, perhaps overlooking the ocean and the surfers. Edie A. firstname.lastname@example.org. (619) 313-7818.
MONDAY, JULY 27
SUNRISE SERIES: OLD TOWN. We’ll visit Old Town to check out what’s new. Meet at the corner of Pacific Hwy. and Rosecrans St. for this flat, casual to moderate 1-hour walk. Bring money for optional breakfast afterward. John and Marilyn (619) 840-5544. 10:00 am
AMERICA’S CUP HARBOR. See Monday, July 13 for details.
TUESDAY, JULY 28
THURSDAY, JULY 30
SUNRISE SERIES: SOUTH BAY. Meet Frances in the parking lot on the corner of National City Blvd. and 2nd St. as we visit Heritage Square, where the “Railroad Homes” and Kimball House are located, and the National City Library, which has a custom designed William Hubbell stained glass window. We’ll cut through Kimball Park, visiting the ARTS center on this casual to moderate 1 hour walk on flat terrain. From the north, take the I-5 south to Main St., make a left turn onto National City Blvd., go under the I-5 freeway and bear right at the arrow. Parking lot is about two blocks on your right. Bring money for optional breakfast afterward. Frances (619) 479-3962.